Young people can be the change they want to see in the world. It’s just that in many developing countries, young leaders do not always have the means to continue with their education and reach their potential. Young people face challenges in supporting themselves and others who may depend on them while they pursue their education.

In September 2016, Watipa created a scholarship program to support young people to achieve their dreams and to give back to their communities. With your help, we exceeded our goal of supporting 10 students – and we currently support 36 young leaders in 8 countries: Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nepal, South Africa, Uganda, and Tanzania.

We think that the most effective way for communities to develop is to enable more people from within communities to have access to education, so that they can be the leaders of the change they want to see. We offer a helping hand to support young leaders to develop their own ideas and solutions, and have the self-confidence to take them forward into action.

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